Thursday, July 29, 2010

Earth Mama Angel Baby Review and Giveaway!!

Earth Mama Angel Baby {Review & Giveaway}

giveaway ends 8/2/10

Recently I was thrilled to be given the exciting opportunity to
review three of Earth Mama Angel Baby's wonderful baby products!

Angel Baby® Shampoo & Body Wash, and Angel Baby® Lotion, are some of the bestbaby products I have ever used! I'd love to tell you about them!

The day I received my Earth Mama Angel Baby Package in the mail, my daughter had developed a horrible diaper rash. She has never had anything like it, and rarely ever even has a rash thanks to cloth diapers:) I used the Angel Baby® Bottom Balm with every diaper change (a total of 3 after the mail came) until bed. At the bed time diaper change I was shocked at how well the Angel Baby® Bottom Balm had worked!! With in about 24 hrs her rash was 100% GONE!! The next day her twin brother developed the same rash, that's when I realized it was do to detergent build up in their diapers. His rash was gone even faster!!! Oh, and did I mention that it is 100% safe to use with cloth diapers!! Yay!
Angel Baby® Bottom Balm is now a MUST HAVE in our house!!

Mama wants you to know:

Your new angel's skin – is anything softer? Is anything sweeter? Hey! What's that crud, and that rash, and those scrapes? Being a baby is a hard business, from diaper rash to cradle cap to tiny fingernail scratches, and then bangs and scrapes galore as they begin to explore. Clinically tested Angel Baby® Bottom Balm has got her back, his bottom, mama's dry skin, papa's razor burn and gazillions of other owies that come your family's way.
Our #1 best selling salve is clinically tested and safely battles existing diaper rash and protects against flare ups. It also soothes itchy cradle cap, bug bites, scrapes, chicken pox, minor rashes, burns and, yes, more scrapes.
Allergy tested, non-irritating Angel Baby® Bottom Balm is vegan (no beeswax!) and the only balm made with organic olive oil infused with a proprietary blend of naturally antibacterial and antifungal organic herbs, shea butter and pure essential oils. No wonder it's often referred to as Mama's miracle balm. And Angel Baby® Bottom Balm is an Editor’s Pick in the diaper cream category of Natural Solutions’ 2009 Beauty With a Conscience Awards!

My little ones are all plagued with horrible dry skin. I hate it, they hate. After they were all out of the bath I rubbed some of the Angel Baby® Lotion on our oldest who has very bad eczema so lotion tends to burn his skin, but not so with Angel Baby® Lotion. He loved it and it smells great, not too overwhelming like so many other lotions are. The twins were next...It was so easy to rub Angel Baby® Lotion on them. The Angel Baby® Lotion is very thin and creamy so it rubs in ultra fast. Even as they were crawling off I was rubbing it on them...try doing that with so many of the sticky baby lotions out there.

Mama wants you to know:

Clinically tested, gentle Angel Baby® Lotion was formulated with extra care, because Mama knows that so much of what you put on your baby can be absorbed through the body's largest organ – the skin! The perfect lotion for baby, 100% naturally preserved with no artificial dyes or fragrances – that heavenly scent is all-natural, baby! Angel Baby® Lotion is cruelty free, toxin-free and certified vegan. Made with organic rooibos, soothing to eczema, skin allergies and diaper rash.
Angel Baby® Lotion is easily rubbed into squirmy baby skin, and smells so naturally good you'll have to nibble on an adorable little tootsie or two! It's pure, organic lotion for your pure, organic baby!
100% Organically Preserved
Clinically tested, Hypoallergenic
No Artificial Fragrances or Dyes
Certified Vegan

Our Children LOVE bath time, for the most part. All three love playing and splashing! Likewise all three HATE getting their hair washed. The fact that Angel Baby® Shampoo & Body Wash is a 2 in 1 is just icing on the cake for us! When its time to wash it goes so fast with Angel Baby® Shampoo & Body Wash and they can all get back to splashing each other! Our oldest has very thick hair, so usually it takes a long time to rinse the shampoo out of his hair. I was so pleased when I went to rinse out the Angel Baby® Shampoo & Body Wash and it ALL rinsed the first time! He loved it too. The Angel Baby® Shampoo & Body Wash rinses off very quickly, which is perfect with two wiggly babies!! What I love about Angel Baby® Shampoo & Body Wash is that there is no icky soapy residue after the children were rinsed, they were just clean! Plus it smells great! The fact that it is a foam was a big hit with our oldest! One of my most favorite parts of the Angel Baby® Shampoo & Body Wash is that it is parabens free. I am very allergic to parabens and I don't let anything that contains parabens touch my 3 precious babies!!!

Mama wants you to know:

This is not a "no-tear" formula, so please use extra care around your angel baby's eyes! The ingenious self-foaming bottle makes sure the pure castile soap stays just where you want it. If you purchase a refill size, please make sure to use one of the self-foaming bottles to properly dispense and foam your Angel Baby® Shampoo & Body Wash. Angel Baby® Shampoo & Body Wash contains no petrochemical, synthetic surfactants, foaming agents or toxins of any kind. That means no sodium laureth sulfate, cocoamidylpropyl betaine, Quaternium-15, 1,4-Dioxane, formaldehyde or phthalates.USDA Certified Made With Organic Ingredients No 1,4-Dioxane, formaldehyde, or phthalates No sodium lauryl sulfate, cocomidopropyl betaine or other syntheticsurfactants No artificial preservatives (parabens, phenoxyethanol, etc)How does someone so angelic, sweet and pure get so dirty? All the breast milk mostly going in, and then, of course, going out! And once the food experimentation and crawling starts, the battle with grime really begins.You need a safe, effective soap that won't hurt your baby's sensitive skin.USDA Certified Made with Organic Ingredients, Angel Baby® Shampoo & Body Wash is a gentle, real castile soap - not a harsh detergent. With soothing organic calendula, zero toxins and no artificial fragrance, just a sweet, light natural scent from pure organic Vanilla and organic Sweet orange essential oils. It's the perfectly safe baby shampoo, body wash, or hand soap for your entire family. 

Mama's Promise®

Safe, organic products that work. Naturally.
Earth Mama Angel Baby’s safe, zero toxin herbal products support mamas and babies through the entire miraculous birth process, offering nature’s perfect solutions to perfectly natural pregnancy discomforts.
Combining generations of women's wisdom and traditional plant medicine with the safety and assurances of contemporary evidence based research, Mama created the only complete line of zero toxin, hospital recommended organic and natural herbal products and USDA Certified 100% Organic teas specifically formulated to support women throughout the common discomforts of childbirth, from pregnancy through labor, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care and even the loss of a baby. All of Earth Mama Angel Baby® products are made with only pure, natural worry-free ingredients. And every Earth Mama Angel Baby product rates a zero for toxins on the respected Skin Deep database; the best rating a product can receive.
Cruelty-free, certified vegan, kosher, and 100% free from toxic ingredients — that means no Quaternium-15, 1,4-Dioxane, formaldehyde, phthalates, petrochemicals, parabens, SLS, artificial preservatives, artificial fragrances or dyes. Pure natural products for pure, natural mamas and babies. Zero Toxins. Hospital Recommended. Safe for Pregnancy, Ideal for the Whole Family.
Mama's promise is to offer only safe, pure, natural products that work. If it doesn’t measure up to Mama’s standards, it doesn’t leave the building. Promise.
What's up for Grabs??!

Earth Mama Angel Baby is giving one Lucky Winner
all 3 products in the review:

Here's How to Enter!!!

Mandatory entry-

-Like Earth Mama Angel Baby on Facebook

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Earth Mama Angel Baby Giveaway will run from Thursday July 29, 2010 thru Monday August 2, 2010 9 a.m (pacific time)

A winner will be selected using Winner will be posted Monday!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

and the winner is.....

And the Winner of the Baby Bond Nursing sash is....Drumroll please....
Congratulations Lena I will be contacting you with additional information!
Thank you to everyone who entered! Be sure to enter the Earth Mama Angel Baby Giveaway later this week!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Review - BabyBond Nursing Sash



BabyBond™ nursing accessories cover mom, not her baby. Mom is able to maintain her modesty. Baby remains uncovered benefiting from the infinite opportunity to make eye contact, interact, and communicate. After all, dining is social.
BabyBond™ iParenting Award winning patented designs are products of Slurp & Burp, LLC.

Photo taken after a long HOT day! Everyone was ready for bed!

As a breastfeeding mom of twins I don't have any qualms about breastfeeding in public. I hate being totally exposed, but at the same time I hate being totally covered and so do my babies. When we are out I wear a nursing tank under a shirt, lift the shirt, and there you go. So nothing shows. I especially don't like to cover up when it is hot out, the babies HATE it and I hate it. Plus I think it brings more attention.

When I opened the Baby Bond Flex I was thrilled with how light and airy it was! It's a really thin but sturdy fabric, which is wonderful when you are breastfeeding two babies in hot weather!

The morning I got my Baby Bond in the mail, I had just got home from an outside play date for my older son and the babies were less than happy with how hot it was, they were tired, and very hungry. I ripped open the package, quickly read how to use it, put it on, and sat on my couch -that faces floor to ceiling windows!! The twins were both nursing with it and it really did a great job. I wasn't worried about passers by looking in and seeing me all exposed.
The instructions are on a tag on the wrap, so if you forget and you're out with a screaming hungry baby or in my case babies, it is easy to refresh your memory on how to use it. It's so thin and light & rolls up tiny to fit in your diaper bag!

I was given a Baby Bond nursing cover to review and keep. I was not compensated for this review. These are my personal opinions and they are honest.

Missy at Baby Bond sent me a Flex Baby Bond

in a beautiful Chocolate Brown.

There are 3 different types, the Original, Flex, and Couture.

BabyBond Original™ is worn like a sash, functioning like a nursing top. Nurse from the top of your shirt. Separate the layers of fabric to achieve latch on. Double panel keeps breast covered above & below. Belly & back remain covered with your own shirt. Built-in 9 x 12″ double layer terry velour burp cloth. Stores in matching pouch.

BabyBond Flex™ is worn like a sash, functioning like a nursing top. Nurse from the top of your shirt. Separate the layers of fabric to achieve latch on. Double panel keeps breast covered above & below. Belly & back remain covered with your own shirt. Removable 9 x 12″ double layer terry velour burp cloth. Able to attach any cloth or wear without cloth attached. Stores in matching pouch.

BabyBond Couture™ is adjustable creating a custom fit as your body changes after baby arrives. A hybrid between nursing top and belly band, it can be worn to nurse from the top or the bottom of your shirt so it works with your entire wardrobe. When worn like a sash, it functions like a nursing top. When worn like a belt, it functions like a belly band. Rolls up into self-storing pouch.

This Giveaway is now Closed! I hope you enjoyed my review!!

What's up for Grabs??!!

Baby Bond is giving one Lucky A Little Sugar-n-Spice
Reader/Winner a Baby Bond of their choice!!
Here's How to Enter!!!

Mandatory entry-
-Like Baby Bond on Facebook

Baby Bond Giveaway will run from Thursday July 22, 2010 thru Sunday July 25, 2010 9 p.m (pacific time)
A winner will be selected using Winner will be posted Monday Morning!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

On Vacation!!

Gone on
I will return July, 22nd! Have a great week!!
Coming Soon!!!
Babybond Review and Giveaway
-and -
Earth Mama Angel Baby Review and Giveaway
Don't miss it!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Get Organized!!

I LOVE being a mom!! I enjoy every moment I get to spend with my children, they are the little lights of my life...but...when I became a Mom, I lost little parts of my self...Like the ability to recall what I was JUST doing, for some reason I have the hardest time recalling so many things! I guess that is mommy brain for you. I want to be organized, how I want to be! But I write a "to do" list with everything I need to do, get done, buy, people I need to call, play dates ect. But...then the list disappears into the craziness of our home. So, now here I am, getting Elias' homeschooling curriculum put together, and I realized I NEED to be organized and stay on track...Enter Gubb!

Have you heard of GUBB? It is a online Organizer. Totally free. Quick. Easy. and you can't lose it:) We you sign up, you get to choose categories like: To Do List. Goals. Calls to make. Friends to catch up with. My project Ideas...which I love, since I was asked by a well know website to write a article all about Breastfeeding Twins!!

You only use the categories YOU choose! So yesterday, I did it, I signed up. It took a little while to input all my information, (the twins were climbing all over me)
Since yesterday: I have caught up with a number of friends. I have made 2 play dates I have meaning meaning to make for...about 3 months. I have made ALL the calls I needed to make. I have even started planning the Twins 1st Birthday.
Oh, did I mention there is even a " my DON'T forget to do list" we all need that!!!
It has been so easy, all I do is go to the Gubb website, and go from there...adding, Checking off, planning ect.

It's nice to know I won't lose this "to do" list....well unless I lose my computer...but lets no go there, or even think it!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Camping with Cloth!

Camping with Cloth Diapers!!

We have a camping trip coming up and we are so excited to get out of town for a while!I'm completely unwilling to buy sposies for your camping trip? I have no reason to use anything other than cloth, even if we are camping!! Plus like we want to spend extra money on something we truly don't even want!

Tips & Tricks
for Camping with Cloth

1. Does your Camp site, Cabin or Location have running water?

If it does your set. If not, consider filling a few
washed out milk jugs with water to wash your dipes.

2. Remember to pack so extra dipes!
You never know when a blowout will happen...or bad weather.
I like to take Prefolds, Fitteds & covers.
I tend not bring AIO, they are thick, harder to clean and dry.
3. Don't forget a clothes line and clothes pins!
I found mine at the Dollar Tree, or you could just use rope:)
Bring small plastic bags to dispose of soiled wipes.

5. Take a small jar: (like a baby food jar)
with some of your laundry soap.
To wash dirty dipes:

After cleaning/rinsing any soiled diapers,
add your diapers and a very small amount of
laundry soap to the Large zip lock bag.
Add water (add hot if you have hot running water)
until the bag is a 1/4 to 1/2 full. Zip bag closed,
then shake until you can't shake anymore.
Dump water, and fill it up again!
Do this 2-5 times to act as a rinse cycle.
I try to "rinse" 4-5 times to ensure all soap reside is gone.
This will take less than 10 minutes!!
After your diapers are washed and rinsed,
ring them, then hang them!

I know this is not perfect! But it gets the job done without a washing machine!!
Bonus!! you don't have to spend money on Icky Disposables..yay!!

Happy Camping!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Snack Safe and Healthy!

Q. How is it that foods I buy are labeled trans fat -free but contains partially hydrogenated oil?

A. Because the FDA lets companies make this statement if a product has fewer than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving. But we often eat more than one serving of the foods that tend to have this harmful fat, like cookies, crackers, and chips so you can easily consume several grams of trans fat from food that claims to have none. Try staying below 2 grams per day; better yet shoot for ZERO. Check your favorite foods list of ingredients for the words vegetable shortening or partially hydrogenated to make sure it is truly trans fat-free.

Now go and eat & snack happy and safe!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Aloha Friday & Follow me Friday!!!

Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy, and relax!! Aloha is hosted by Kailani! You can play
just post a question in your blog and link up on Kailani's current Aloha
Friday post. Then visit the other blogs in the link up and answer their fun
My Question is:
What are your plans for the 4th of July???

My Answer:
We are having a BBQ, kiddie pool, slip n' slide,
and possible Fireworks....with the twins still so little we haven't decided!!!:)

Also I am playing friday follow...beome a follower & leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back!!